This summer is chock full of wonderful Book Voyagers programming around the state. These virtual offerings will keep young readers engaged in the magic of reading. Links lead to individual library websites for more information and to register if needed. For more information about Book Voyagers, visit our website: https://cthumanities.org/programs/book-voyagers/
July 9 at 1:00 pm, Killingly Public Library, BV Book Discussion Rules by Cynthia Lord with Carolyn Stearns
Twelve-year-old Catherine feels that it’s almost impossible to have a normal life when you have a brother with autism. A summer friendship helps Catherine see beyond “normal” and realize that all families deal with differences. Join storyteller Carolyn Stearns viz Zoom! All registered participants receive a copy of the book to keep, while supplies last!
July 10 at 10:30 am, Rockville Public Library, Vernon, Celebrate Summer Reading with Sunny Train
Jumpstart summer reading with Sunny Train, the family favorite rockin’ railroad band, connecting communities through song, dance and just plain fun! (Virtual performance.)
July 14, July 21, July 28 and August 4 at 1:00 pm, Hartford Public Library, BV Series K is for Kindness with Andre Keitt
How do you make a new friend? How important is kindness in making and keeping friends? Join storyteller Andre Keitt (virtually) as he shares four books about friendship and each make their friendships work. All registered participants receive a copy of the book to keep, while supplies last!
July 14 at 1:00 pm — What Does it Mean to be Kind by Rana DiOrio
July 21 at 1:00 pm — Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
July 28 at 1:00 pm — Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
August 4 at 1:00 pm — Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts
July 18 at 11:00 am, Willimantic Public Library, Cartooning Workshop with Matt Ryan
Improve your drawing skills and learn tips and techniques from a professional! Matt Ryan of Free Lunch Comics presents a hands-on live (but virtual) cartooning workshop and guides participants through character development, plot design, page layout and more! Find new ways to express yourself and have some fun!
July 22, July 29, August 5 and August 12 at 2:30 pm, Manchester Public Library, BV Series Tales from Around the World with Sara de Beer
Folk tales help us understand the world around us, and at the same time, about ourselves. Join storyteller Sara de Beer to discover the lessons found in four time-honored tales! Programs are offered virtually via Zoom. All registered participants receive a copy of the book to keep, while supplies last!
July 22 at 2:30 pm — Anansi the Spider by Gerald McDermott
July 29 at 2:30 pm — The Paper Crane by Molly Bang
August 4 at 2:30 pm — Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola
August 12 at 2:30 pm — The Bossy Gallito by Lucia M. Gonzalez
July 23 at 1:00 pm, Killingly Public Library, BV Book Discussion Save Me a Seat by Sarah Weeks with Carolyn Stearns
Fifth graders Ravi and Joe may be from different places, but they are stuck in the same place now – Albert Einstein Elementary School. Targeted by the school bully makes them fast friends and helps both feel less alone. Storyteller Carolyn Stearns leads this virtual, interactive session. All registered participants receive a copy of the book to keep, while supplies last!
July 24 at 7:00 pm, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, Read It and Sleep with Andre Keitt
Rainforests are magical places, where you can find all kinds of exotic wildlife. The Great Kapok Tree by Lynn Cherry helps you explore who lives there and how they protect their own. A virtual story sharing and activity with storyteller Andre Keitt.
August 4 at 5:30 pm, Bill Memorial Library, Groton, Teen Cartooning Workshop w/ Jason Deeble
How do you create characters? What’s the best way to get started? Learn this and more with author, illustrator and teacher Jason Deeble. A mixed video and interactive Zoom presentation helps you improve your drawing and story skills. Bring paper, pencil and your imagination – and invite a friend!
August 21 at 7:00 pm, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, Read It and Sleep, Literacy through music, movement and books with Two Right Feet.
Find out why There’s a Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins, with Two Right Feet! This multi-sensory, rhythm-intensive music and book program fosters gross and fine motor skills, promotes reading and school readiness and is sure to get everyone up on their feet and moving to the beat!
And don’t forget to check out the Story Walk at the West Woodstock Library for outdoor family reading fun!